* Posts by Camilla Smythe

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Linux literally loses its Lustre – HPC filesystem ditched in new kernel

Camilla Smythe
Unhappy

Good!

Now they have less work to do they can sort out my BlueTooth. I'll have you know these headphones cost me fifteen quid. Grumble grumble.

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Cisco snags potential customer-sniffing biz for an undisclosed sum

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Next up...

You will not be permitted entrance to the premises unless you are carrying a Wi-Fi enabled device.

"Purpose of your visit Sir?"

"I want to buy some socks."

"Hmmm. Sorry Sir. Scanner says you are not Wi-Fi enabled."

"Pardon?"

"How are we going to advertise socks at you after your purchase?"

"But... once I've bought them I do not need more."

"Not up to speed with the modern world are we Sir.?

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Shiny new Capita boss to UK.gov: I know you are but what am I?

Camilla Smythe

I'll just leave this here....

https://twitter.com/JolyonMaugham/status/1002816046372413441

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Microsoft says Windows 10 April update is fit for business rollout

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Re: FS@*! Windows

If any of said neighbours are attractive...

That might be close to one of the definitions of mutually exclusive.

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Re: FS@*! Windows

Saves you a trip to the shop...

Like I need random Zombies turning up on my doorstep.

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FS@*! Windows

Everyone in my street, me excepted, runs Windows and every time Windows decides to pull shit like this my grumbleflick takes 14 hours to download. Then for the next five days I cannot get down the shop to buy a bottle of Jack Daniels without one of the neighbours ambushing me from behind a garden fence or hedge to fix the resulting mess.

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Microsoft pulls the plug on Windows 7, 8.1 support forums

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Happy

Looks like Windows have adopted the Linux Model.

Might as well move over to Linux.

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Yahoo! dismemberment! begins! as! Oath! offloads! Flickr!

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Nothing will change?

Anytime I end up on the associated estate I now get a blank screen until I temporarily allow things via No-Script and then Oath asks me what I want to do about their ShitVertising partners. Last I checked they are all switched off by default so 'kool'.

Goes off to Yahoo Images to view catalogue pictures of hunky blokes with six packs in Y-Fronts....

Every fucking time I go back I have to go through that shit again. I do not have 4TB of storage for all of your and your ShitVertising partners fucking cookies so I will just Bookmark the relevant sections of Marks & Spencers and Debenhams.

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In defence of online ads: The 'net ain't free and you ain't paying

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"Momentous Time Period of Global Importance of one sort or another."

Thanks for the in

I shall now waste this opportunity to reply to a post, almost, at the top of the list which does not have other replies to say...

We should take this opportunity to go back to 405 line Grey and White Internet delivered via Bell 103 educated Clangers over wet string with Strict GDPR standards enforced.

and....

Every time some fucking marketing twat mings on about how much fucking money they are losing because they continue to repeatedly fail to sell me the socks I have already have bought with the expectation that I am going to pay 30% extra for my socks to cover their miserable fucking failure...

The Clangers on the Advertising Networks get to smoke more Spliffs and another range of cereals/snacks gets added to their inventory along with a new twist on Marmite Soup from The Dragon.

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Four hydrogen + eight caesium clocks = one almost-proven Einstein theory

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They'll regret that one...

Now they get to spend the rest of their lives being chased by Targeted Advertising Blockchain AI Quantum Computing Android Drones trying to sell them socks clocks.

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Intel claims it’s halved laptop display power slurpage

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Re: CPU won't Windows 7

You could always run Linux on the deskpffftttttt hahaha

Already am but thanks for the, somewhat late, advice.

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Remember that $5,000 you spent on Tesla's Autopilot and then sued when it didn't deliver? We have good news...

Camilla Smythe

$5K Should buy you a decent advanced driving course.

Otherwise presumably Rocket Science comes with more requisite insurable liabilities compared to a KickStarter project.

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BOFH: Their bright orange plumage warns other species, 'Back off! I'm dangerous!'

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Re: Mind your head

I once cracked my head on the ceiling whilst paying attention to the "mind the step" notice.

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OK I just made that up.

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Welcome to Ubuntu 18.04: Make yourself at GNOME. Cup of data-slurping dispute, anyone?

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Re: Dude @Camilla @Peter @Guus

As you surmise I have a fixed IP address linked to a registered domain and it would be a maximum of a two step process to find out who I am.

Anyone who thinks they cannot be identified via their IP address when it is associated with the other breadcrumbs that are Hoovered by a Kirby on Turbo out of their 'Improved Browsing Experience' is being silly.

I guess we just trust to Ubuntu not to store IP addresses, some or anywhere as part of the process, or maybe they could file an RFC to propose a method whereby such data might be transmitted to their servers without including such information in the communication.

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Bionic Beaver

What's with them needing to know my preferred bestiality partner. Bob the Beaver will not be happy and I will so miss a good spanking.

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Dude

I would give you mine but you would be able to identify me from it.

Your point was?

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Zuckerberg gets a night off: Much-hyped Euro grilling was all smoke, absolutely no heat

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Re: Perhaps we need to

I refer you to my previous suggestion...

https://forums.theregister.co.uk/forum/containing/3501752

I have checked my Sky Broadband Shield and it does give me the opportunity to manually enter specific domains into a list that will be blocked for me. Of course that is still a pain in the arse but would/should be simple for the ISP to set up for general use.

Put a "Block Facebook" checkbox on the main setup page, unchecked so you have to opt-in. Supply an explanation to make things even more GDPR compliant.

People who do not have a Facebook account or do not wish to take part in Mr Zuckerbergs shadow tracking sign in, check the box, update and sign out. Bye bye Mr Zuck and a big chunk of his advertising revenue.

Sorry Zuck. Don't want to answer questions or change your behaviour. Tough. Oh by the way the new service is permanent.

Oh... and before someone pipes up about all of their Firefox plug ins and host file expertise the exercise is not for you. It is for the average user who does not have your foo-bar prowess.

Otherwise no outrage because people make the choice for themselves. At a pinch he might moan about being singled out... why not do the same to Google and the others?

Tough

First they came for Facebook and Facebook did nothing.

Then they came for Google and Google did nothing.

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Then they came for me but I had paid attention and used the opportunity to set up a truly compliant, transparent and privacy centric set of services.

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UK digital committee fumes: You didn't answer our questions, Facebook. (Psst. EU. Pass 'em on)

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Re: Interesting to note

Check the page source code. I think you will find that the 'content' is hosted locally and will only cause a visit to a Facebook domain if you actually click on one of the items.

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S/MIME artists: EFAIL email app flaws menace PGP-encrypted chats

Camilla Smythe

Oh

Just to have a moan. I've been reading about this all day. I get the impression that El-Reg may have knobbed up on the reporting of this one.

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Word elsewhere...

... is this is a load of bollocks storm in a teacup.

Can't be bothered to link directly to any particular relevant tweet. Just have a read through Glyn Moody.

https://twitter.com/glynmoody

HTML problems are already known. Other stuff has already been patched. The problem is not PGP GPG but e-mail and the way it is implemented.

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How many ways can a PDF mess up your PC? 47 in this Adobe update alone

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Re: who still uses Adobe anyway?

Feh. I wondered why I could not get Acrobat to run on my 'puter. 30 pages of links via Google offering me downloads of best free PDF reader and it turns out I am running Linux. Bugger.

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You've got pr0n: Yes, smut by email is latest workaround for UK's looming cock block

Camilla Smythe

Re: :-( My Mail Server....

self-host

I do. Unfortunately my Raspberry Pi only has a 16GB micro SD which would likely wear out before I do.

Still... I suppose it's a solution to my tennis elbow.

Not sure what Mrs May is going to do,

https://email.number10.gov.uk/

AsciiPron with a 1000 character limit?

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:-( My Mail Server....

Has a per message limit of 10MB. I can see my forearm wasting away already.

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Your software hates you and your devices think you're stupid

Camilla Smythe
Boffin

The target device is an iPhone. How difficult can it be?

Every Fucking Time...

You forgot to install RealPlayer.

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Oracle-botherer Rimini Street cuddles up to Salesforce

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Have they come up with a new DashBoard?

The results follow a a decent fiscal 2017 – the first full-year results since Rimini Street was listed on the NASDAQ – in which revenue was up by 33 per cent and operating income by 58 per cent.

I guess that will be why my frozen pizza still costs £1.50 but there is less topping and it is even more for shit. Fuck knows how the rest of the economy might be suffering.

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UK Parliament roars: Oi! Zuck! Get in here for a grilling – or you'll get a Tower of London tour

Camilla Smythe

Re: Whoop! Whoop! Whoop!

Oh... Don't forget. In his Testimony Mike Schroepfer floated the usual crap about The Internet Breaking if Facebook took any action. Bollocks. Facebook would make less money. End of.

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Megaphone

Whoop! Whoop! Whoop!

https://qz.com/1234502/how-to-block-facebook-all-the-urls-you-need-to-block-to-actually-stop-using-facebook/

Why the actual fuck should I have to try and do the above to stop Zuckerberg stalking me on the Intertubes outside of his Social Network? I haven't joined it. I don't visit it. So he can Fuck Off.

Yeah, Yeah, Yeah... Use Firefox loaded with NoScript, U-Block Origin and Privacy Badger. Problem is that the rest of the Plebs are not as clever as like what we Commentards are. No offence intended. That's just the way it is.

I've said it before and I will say it again. It would be much easier for me and the Plebs if my ISP provider added a "Block FaceBook" check box to my Gubberment Mandated Pron Page. They already have a 'homework option'.

STRICTLY OPT-IN

Perhaps, if possible, the choice to block completely or block outside of FaceBook 'property'... just in case the Plebs might suffer withdrawal symptoms.

At least some good might come from Claire Perry's Fuck Whittery and the Daily Mail can, once again, claim that 'It Wuz Us Who Wun It!!!'

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Europe fires back at ICANN's delusional plan to overhaul Whois for GDPR by next, er, year

Camilla Smythe

SEO spam..

I registered a .co.uk and did not pay for 'privacy protection', that's probably a scam in itself. I discovered later that you can do it for free via Nominet. Unfortunately the e-mail used to register the name was no longer valid so I would have to pay Nominet a fee to confirm my identity. Too much faffing about and I was not really bothered.

Of course as a result I get occasional SEO spam where it is obvious that my details have been scraped from WHOIS. They generally get sent off to SpamCop but there was one that came from what appeared to be a UK based company.

So I use WHOIS to, cough cough, get the contact details and the owner lives in the same town as I do. I phone him up and ask him where he got my details from to which he replies from WHOIS. I ask him if he does not read the Terms of Use and he proudly tells me that he has written a program that automatically scrapes WHOIS so he does not get to see that so I read them to him. Basically 'Not for Marketing'...'No automated tools'.

He says he will remove my details from his database. I've already looked up his 'company' on Companies House Beta. He is 19 and the company was registered 2 months ago. I suggest to him that things don't work like that and he should delete his database and find some other get rich quick scheme and leave this one to the Indians who are just as bad as he is in respect of spewing irritating spam but better at hiding their details.

I also tell him I am not going to report him and what the consequences might be if I did but, if he does not change his ways, someone else might not be so kind. I leave it at that and have no idea whether he dropped the idea or continued but made a better effort to conceal his identity and carry on.

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TSB boss: We know everything's working, you just can't see that

Camilla Smythe

Re: It's fine....

On the upside, my mortgage has disappeared.

I was a bit pissed off that it had appeared in my account but I see you just have two years to go before it is paid off. Expect the eviction notice sometime tomorrow.

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Yahoo! webmail! hacker! faces! nearly! eight! years! in! the! cooler!

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Re: Yabbut. It wuz forrin 'puters.

Why a hamster?

The imagery appeals.

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Re: Yabbut. It wuz forrin 'puters.

My fault for leaving out the, binary, context. Perhaps I should have used the 'whoosh' icon... Oh!

RFC:

We need a Whoosh icon for when Joke Alert might not fully express the concern of a polarized response where the post implies but avoids making the authors intent clear.

The Whoosh Icon will comprise a head and paw image of a Hamster holding a sunflower seed in their paws with the word Woosh!1! above its head.

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Yabbut. It wuz forrin 'puters.

and he did it from our soil. Bloke should get a medal.

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El Reg needs you – to help build an automated beer-transporting robot

Camilla Smythe

Uhm?

Vulture Central has moved to a shiny new shared collaboration space in central London, which, among other exciting advances, features a selection of beers to refresh thirsty hacks, weary from a day of making up new backronyms for TITSUP.

Does the above not describe a Pub and do Pubs not come with bar staff?

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Lib Dems, UKIP's websites go TITSUP* on UK local election launch day

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I am voting Tory in the Council Elections.

Given Labour are pro Brexit I would rather vote for the party that has already demonstrated that they are both hell bent and completely committed to totally fucking things up rather than some second hand want to be waste of parliamentary debate.

Bring on a massive swing to the Conservatives and see if Labour bucks their ideas up.

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Accenture, Capgemini, Deloitte creating app to register 3m EU nationals living in Brexit Britain

Camilla Smythe

Off-The-Shelf Technology

Stuffed full of trackers and pop-up Advertising then. I think I will write an email to one of those European Council, not Mr Fartage, people and ask whether they have any opportunity to audit the process.

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Ass-troplastic! Printing parts from p.. er... human waste

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Great

Next up 3D printers will become sentient and we will be placed in fields for them to harvest our poo.

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UK regulator bans slasher-flick parody ad for OnePlus 5 mobe

Camilla Smythe

As much as I get...

The concern for younger viewers I would have banned it anyway for being a shit advert.

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No chance of flying too close to this: Icarus, the most distant star seen, is 9bn light years away

Camilla Smythe

Can anyone go take a look and shoot some pictures?

As long as you give it back I'll lend you my 9bn Light Year long selfie stick.

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Wanna work for El Reg? Developers needed for headline-writing AI bots

Camilla Smythe

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Fleeing Facebook app users realise what they agreed to in apps years ago – total slurpage

Camilla Smythe

Pron Filters?

Since most of our ISPs now give us Pron Filters how about they give us FaceBook Filters using, for example, the list from...

https://qz.com/1234502/how-to-block-facebook-all-the-urls-you-need-to-block-to-actually-stop-using-facebook/

Non-technical people would just visit their "I want Pron Page" and click the check box for "Block FaceBook" in order to go dark.

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Leaning tower of NASA receives last big arm

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I see they're...

Still building rusty rockets.

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Techies building UK web smut age check tools: You'll get a spec next week

Camilla Smythe

It's Like a BW 12" TV

Does not take too long to adjust.

Widow Maker Futa Tentacle Docking 3D Sex orgy...

http://www.marksandspencer.com/l/lingerie/shapewear

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Brit retailer Currys PC World says sorry for Know How scam

Camilla Smythe

I asked why did I need a recovery on a new laptop.

Well done!

I assume you are one of those clever L33T people, experts, who know that the first thing you do is create 'recovery media' from the 'recovery partition'... No?

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Airbus CIO: We dumped Microsoft Office not over cost but because Google G Suite looks sweet

Camilla Smythe

But let's face it, the majority of users are better off with WordPad...

But let's face it, the majority of users are better off with Write...

FTFY

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Your mouse can't reach that Excel cell? Buy a 'desk extender' said help desk bluffer

Camilla Smythe

Re: May have inspired a Dilbert

@Mycho...a good hour behind... but I guess handy if others don't read all the preceding comments either...

Stop moaning Tony.

The original text link did not work for me because when I tried to select the text with my mouse it hit the edge of the desk.

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Copper feel, fibre it ain't: Ads regulator could face court for playing hard and fast with definitions

Camilla Smythe

OFC Mono-Crystalline Gold Connectors blah-blah-blah

Spotify is just so much more nuanced.

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Comcast offers £22bn to snatch Sky from Rupert Murdoch

Camilla Smythe

Re: Beware Comcast

I see the Stock Market wankers are spunking cum all over it.

Yeah, fuck all of them. Do we complain to the usual Chocolate Teapot at...

General Enquiries <General.Enquiries@cma.gsi.gov.uk>

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Digital version of Universal Credit still pricey, wobbly, failing to deliver – MPs

Camilla Smythe

Sanction them all with Extreme Predjudice.

Obviously the system is working as intended. It was meant to get people into work. Now all they have to do is get proper jobs so they do not have to claim Universal Credit. Excuse me whilst I ignore down votes from Deniers of The Bleeding Obvious.

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NASA's zombie IMAGE satellite is powered up and working quite nicely

Camilla Smythe

Re: Funding?

Whatever he says the Orange one doesn't get to write the budget.

Who said he would ask America to pay for it?

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Re: Funding?

Just tell Trump it will disprove Global Warming and has a special laser that will erase any information that might be used to prosecute him whilst making his hands normal sized. Job Done.

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